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Canada’s first trans mayor elected in village near Montreal known for its very Christian name and huge church

11 Nov

Incredible…

The small village of Très-Saint-Redempteur, Que., near the Ontario border, is known for its towering historical Catholic church — and now, for being home to Canada’s first openly transgender mayor.

The election of Julie Lemieux last Sunday flew under the radar as the surprising victory of Valérie Plante, Montreal’s first elected woman mayor, stole the headlines.

The irony of her religiously-rooted village having been the one to create the milestone was not lost on Lemieux.

“It’s quite funny,” she told CBC News over the phone Friday.

That church is now a community and cultural centre, she noted, and saving the old building by making it so was what got her into politics in the first place.

I guess the best man won… 😉

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6 responses to “Canada’s first trans mayor elected in village near Montreal known for its very Christian name and huge church

  1. feeriker

    November 12, 2017 at 8:24 am

    That church is now a community and cultural centre

    They’re not so religious after all, apparently.

     
    • Will S.

      November 12, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      Except for the religion of Progress, of course.

       
  2. Cecil Henry

    November 12, 2017 at 10:53 am

    A ‘cultural’ center invariably means one thing: there’s no culture worth regarding there at all.

     

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